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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:15 pm    Post subject: Click here for router setup instructions! Reply with quote Back to top

jpw94 wrote:
I do not have any DIRECT connections to the linksys (my only computer i the network is via wireless). As such, I am trying to access the ATA thru my wireless connection and I think you are telling me that will not work.

This is TOO complicated (inconvenient).


Yes the Vonage system will work via your wireless access point. What you cant do is access the ATA set up page via your wireless access point. When you hook up the ATA into your Linksys as mentioned above you should be set to use Vonage.Sorry if I misled you...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I think I might have had it connected wrong.
Cable-modem to WAN of ATA/PC of ATA to WAN of Linksys?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:33 pm    Post subject: Click here for router setup instructions! Reply with quote Back to top

jpw94 wrote:
I think I might have had it connected wrong.
Cable-modem to WAN of ATA/PC of ATA to WAN of Linksys?


Yep thats not the correct hook up no wonder you were having problems....LOL
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Click here for router setup instructions! Reply with quote Back to top

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After reading these forums for awhile I thought I would add simple instructions for how to setup Vonage thru any router.
This setup assumes that you have a home network with 2 computers and Vonage!
The info below applies to most routers although I am sure there are some that this setup will not work with.

The first thing to look at is to make sure your router is setup for DHCP. Log onto your router setup page and make sure this is enabled.The DHCP server has a lease time which is available. Look on the DHCP area of your router setup page for this it will say client lease time or something similar.
Set the lease time of the DHCP server to its max which is 34463 approx 23 days. What happens when you do this is the DHCP server will assign ip addresses for your network when this time expires.BY setting this to the max time this will only occur every 23 days or so thus not interupting your Vonage service!
On the same page in your router setup you should see an area that says number of DHCP users. This is IMPORTANT.... set this number to the total number of devices hooked up to your router in your network. In my setup that is 3 , my desktop computer, my wireless WiFi, and Vonage.
By doing this you are telling the router should it reassign an new IP address in your network to assign 3 IP addresses. If you don't do this then you will have to reboot the Vonage Motorola or Cisco box every time there is an interuption such as a power failure or when the lease time for the DHCP server is up!

THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!
If your router provides it look in your router setup page for port forwarding! If you see a tab that says port triggering use it instead of port forwading. The difference between the two is that the port triggering will assign the device that triggers the ports you select to pass through.
This means that even if you have a power failure you should never have to reboot the Vonage box again because if your router selects a new network IP then the port triggering will still allow Vonage to work without having to reset the IP in the port forwarding box.

To recap if you have port triggering available use it instead of port fowarding.

I know its been posted before but for convenience here are the ports for port triggering.

5060-5063
69
10000-20000

Make sure the above ports are enabled for both incomming and outgoing.

Once you get everything setup in your router then do the reboot as suggested by Vonage. Make sure your Vonage box is hooked into your router as though it were another computer.

For my setup I am using a Linksys BEFW11s4 Router.

I have tried a simulated power failure by turning the power off. When the power was turned back on everything worked without having to do a thing!

I hope this helps some of you that have been having problems with Vonage and your router!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hello folks -

Thanks for the useful thread.
However, I never saw an answer to an earlier question - Why not just give the Voip router a static IP instead of mucking about with the DHCP reset settings of the router/switch it is behind?
Will other settings (port forwarding) still be required?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 1:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i have always had DHCP turned off on my router. of course, there is no problem doing it this way. using dhcp is just more convenient for some.

port forwarding would still need to be done. it is independent of whether u use dhcp or static ip addresses.

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Most routers let you assign a static IP to a device based upon the MAC address, so that is an option. It is a bit more work, though, and I don't know if it is justified. I use DHCP on my router and I haven't had any issues at all.


in my netgear router, you only need to specify a MAC address if the netgear is set up as a DHCP server and you want to reserve a specific IP address for a certain network device or computer. if you are using the rt31p2, i think this would be the best of both worlds as you can leave DHCP on on the router for convenience, but always make sure that the rt31p2 has a specific IP address.

if you turn off DHCP on the router, you will configure the rt31p2 and all other networked devices and computers individually - assigning each a different IP address.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Here is my setup currently:
Cable Modem
Linksys BEFW11S4
Linksys rt31p2 (connected to BEFW11S4 via WAN port.)

They have no custom settings, and things seem to work fine right now. Haven't had any long conversations yet.
Nothing is or needs to be plugged into the network ports on the rt31p2, so it seems like there is no need to turn DHCP on or off on that one. Since it is on a different subnet there shouldn't be any conflict.

Apparently though, I still need to setup port forwarding (otherwise long conversations will fail?)? Is there a FAQ that says more about how to do this?
If I do end up doing this, I'll probably assign the Rt31p2 a fixed IP address.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

here's a list of what ports need to be forwarded:

http://www.vonage.com/help_knowledgeBase_article.php?article=452&category=0

here's vonage's own guide to set up port forwarding with different popular routers. Bagleemo, i did not see your router listed there, but they have two other linksys routers described. probably similar configuration screen to yours. if not, your manual probably has instructions.

http://www.vonage.com/help_knowledgeBase_article.php?article=188

i had a similar setup to yours working without port forwarding. i read somewhere on the Vonage site that occasionaly communications would be blocked if you didn't use port forwarding. just to be safe, i enabled it.[/code]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Wow this is complicated.......

However my experience with two different routers (Alcatel Speedtouch and Linksys) is that NO port forwarding is necessary.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

i think a lot of people have Vonage working with their rt31p2 behind a router and no port forwarding. i'm inclined to think that if it works, you shouldn't change it up.

however, i do have an example of how things can work without port forwarding, but are improved with it. if you have used emule/ed2k behind a router before, you may not have enabled port forwarding for emule's required ports at first. emule is able to function, but...when you do enable port forwarding, speeds are vastly improved.
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